CAL Office for Research & Innovation (CORI)

The mission of the CAL Office for Research and Innovation is to:

  • Supports CAL faculty in their research endeavors by:
    • Communicating information about funding opportunities
    • Linking faculty to available research-related resources
    • Helping faculty navigate the grant proposal process
    • Providing direct support to faculty as appropriate
  • Helps document and publicize CAL achievements in research and innovation

Download our resources guide.

CAL faculty and staff can access further information on SharePoint.

CORI SharePoint page


Cathy Cirina-Chiu, M.P.H., M.A.

Managing Director, CORI and SSRL
Arts and Letters, Room 374
[email protected]

Cathy holds a master’s in Public Health from SDSU, a master’s in History of Art from UC Berkeley, and bachelor’s in Art & Society from Binghamton University

In her role at the SSRL, Cathy has partnered with PIs, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations to conduct program evaluation and applied research in the areas of public health, sexual violence and climate on college campuses, criminal justice, youth development, and STEM education.

As Managing Director of CORI, Cathy will help develop and direct a one-stop resource for CAL faculty research needs. Cathy is a member of the National Organization of Research Development Professionals.